Get Your Kicks: Route 66 Book ReleaseMishka Los Angeles
128 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Nate "Igor" Smith recently crowd-funded a cross-country road trip along Route 66, somehow managing to pick up a range of interesting women willing to get naked in public for this most unique photo series. When Smith reached the end of the road, he discovered he shot exactly 66 rolls of film (not including one that got lost). The result of his ambitious endeavor is a self-published, limited-edition, hand-numbered series of just 250 books. While Smith could have had his release party in NYC, he realized it would make more sense to have it happen in LA, where Route 66 ends. The book-release party is just one night only, but Smith is also exhibiting dozens of photos at Mishka's new gallery space, on view for six weeks. We encourage you to come to the opening, though. In Smith's own words, "There will be free Sailor Jerry rum and beer if you need a reason to go. There will also probably be a bunch of porn stars there if that’s your sort of thing... just saying."
- Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill